So What's Your Favorite Way To Do Strings?

Decorating By hbarberycakes Updated 2 Sep 2010 , 12:47pm by cherrycakes

hbarberycakes Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 12:35pm
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I have a guitar cake coming up for the end of the week. And the last time I did a bass cake I piped on the strings. Does anyone have a way they prefer to do them or any advice in making them? Any advice would be helpful icon_smile.gif TIA

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CWR41 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 1:54pm
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You could consider uncooked spaghetti.

michel30014 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:07pm
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I used white piping gel on this cake.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1789393.html

It was the first time I made strings of any sort. I did watch a video about piping strings onto a cake and the lady said and showed that the higher you lift your string (while piping) the more control you have over it. Makes it easier to pipe a straight line. I tried at least!!! lol.

Hope that helps!

susgene Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 6:20pm
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I used an extruded on my last two guitar cakes for the strings. It was easy. I'm still looking for a better way but so far this is the best way I've found.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 10:48pm
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If you could find black string licorice it might work well. No stores in my area carry it any more so I piped on my strings and it was a disaster icon_sad.gif

poohsmomma Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 11:10pm
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I used my clay extruder with fondant/tylose. The size disk I needed made about 10 or 12 strands, and they kept getting tangled up and stuck together. So I put a folded piece of foil inside the extruder over the disk so that only two of the holes were open. I squeezed out the two strands onto waxed paper and was able to keep them nice and straight. When I had the six strands I needed, I painted them with silver luster dust and vodka. When they were dry I put them on my cake. Worked pretty well.
Here's the finished product:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1725322

emiyeric Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 11:17pm
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I, too, used a clay extruder for my guitar strings.
Worked like a charm! Here's the guitar ...

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1537507

quietude Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 11:18pm
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I would definitely use a clay extruder - works great!

kimbordeaux Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 11:23pm
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I believe in this episode of Ace of Cakes they used real guitar strings. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyWKxP70Qbw&feature=related

hbarberycakes Posted 31 Aug 2010 , 11:53pm
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thanks so much everyone! i've been wanting to go buy one of those bad boys and never had the excuse, this might just be that time icon_smile.gif

cherrycakes Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 12:47pm
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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

I used my clay extruder with fondant/tylose. The size disk I needed made about 10 or 12 strands, and they kept getting tangled up and stuck together. So I put a folded piece of foil inside the extruder over the disk so that only two of the holes were open. I squeezed out the two strands onto waxed paper and was able to keep them nice and straight. When I had the six strands I needed, I painted them with silver luster dust and vodka. When they were dry I put them on my cake. Worked pretty well.
Here's the finished product:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1725322




LOVE this idea!! Thanks for the tip!

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